5 tempting HTC 10 cases to style and protect your new phone

HTC Ice View Case ($50)

An interesting update to HTC’s Dot View cases, the Ice View case adds a protective layer front and back. The main shell is typical TPU with accurate openings and button covers. The attraction with this case is the front cover, which is translucent and allows you to check the time, takecalls, and even use the camera without having to take the case off. The case comes in either blue or black, and there’s a magnetic HTC logo at the bottom of the cover that lets your phone know when the case is on and closed. It’s quite expensive, but being able to use your phone without having to open the cover will be enough to tempt some people.

Incipio DualPro Case ($30)

Incipio DualPro Case

This is a really solid protective case that’s ideal if you fear drop damage. The inner layer is malleable TPE and there’s a tough polycarbonate shell that slots on top. You’ll find chunky button covers with good travel, and accurate cut-outs for your camera, ports, and other functions. The inner layer comes in either charcoal or black, and you can get contrasting shells in black, red, cyan, or pink. The case also has a soft-touch finish that feels nice and imbues your phone with some additional grip. There’s also a raised bezel that lines the screen to protect it.

Speck CandyShell Clear Case ($40)

Speck CandyShell Clear Case

You’ll still be able to appreciate the design of your HTC 10 with this clear case from Speck. The sleek offering provides military-grade drop protection, thanks to a hard outer shell and an absorbent inner layer. It’s a comfortable case to hold and it adds some grip. The cut-outs are accurate and you’ll find solid, responsive button covers on the sides. Some clear cases can stain or yellow over time, but thankfully, the CandyShell Clear is resistant to UV yellowing.

Tech21 Evo Check Case ($40)

Tech21 Evo Check Case

This is a relatively lightweight case, but it will safeguard your HTC 10 from drops of up to 6.6 feet in height. The flexible material can dissipate the shock of any impact and is extremely hard-wearing. It also features a smokey, translucent design that’s lined with a dark bumper and a checkered pattern on the inside. The button covers are solid and easy to locate without looking, and you’ll find precise openings for all your ports and functions.

LK Ultra TPU Case ($8)

LK Ultra TPU Case

If you just want a really simple, thin, flexible, cheap case as a stopgap until you spot something better, then the LK Ultra is likely your best bet. These translucent case is made of a soft rubber, so it fits easily on your phone and adds some much-needed grip. The openings for the ports and functions are accurate, and the case also features some basic button covers. You can get a clear version or one that’s tinted pink, blue, or purple. They’re not really rugged cases, but they’ll help guard your phone against light damage and scratches.

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